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Dylan Sellers is heading back to The Weinstein Co., where he’ll resume the post of president of U.S. production, acquisitions and development, which he surrendered in 2014.
Operating out of the company’s Los Angeles office, he will oversee all of TWC’s film projects and acquisition titles and, in an expansion of his previous role, will be involved in television production for the Weinstein Television slate.
His appointment is effective immediately, TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and COO and president David Glasser announced Wednesday.
Negeen Yazdi will continue as president of international production and acquisitions from the London office.
During his earlier stint as production president from 2011 to 2014, Sellers oversaw production of such films as August: Osage County, St. Vincent and Southpaw, and was involved in the acquisition and development of such upcoming TWC titles as The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, and Untouchable, starring Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman.
Prior to first joining TWC, Sellers was a senior production exec for Bob Shaye’s and Michael Lynn’s Warner Bros.-based Unique Features. His producing credits include Footloose, A Cinderella Story, Agent Cody Banks, The Replacements, The Paper, The Music of Chance and Passenger 57. Sellers is currently involved in various projects, including the preproduction of the Jim Sheridan film H Block, starring Pierce Brosnan, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
Weinstein said of Sellars’ return: “It’s always a great feeling to welcome our TWC alum back home. At such an exciting time in film with so much innovation and creativity, Dylan’s exceptional sense of film and television fits seamlessly with the quality TWC is known for. Negeen has always done a brilliant job leading the team from London and we’re thrilled to have Dylan back as her partner. The strongest chapter of his TWC career is yet to come.”
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